Dear Edenton Residents, Family Members and Staff:
This week the Edenton team has been diligently working to get Residents vaccination appointments and confirmed dates! The process working thru CVS has been complicated but I have several contacts who are trying to assist as best they can given the structure of the program.
For assisted living Residents, the following dates and locations are confirmed for first vaccine dates. Below are the clinic dates assigned by CVS:
Blossom Place at Edenton Monday January 25th CONFIRMED
Fiddlers Green at Edenton Wednesday January 27th CONFIRMED
Garden House at Edenton Wednesday January 27th CONFIRMED
Orchard Terrace at Edenton Saturday January 30th CONFIRMED
Also, Frederick Health Medical Group physicians and the Frederick Health Hospital began offering vaccine clinic dates for their patients at Crestwood. Edenton has assisted over 30 IL residents to get vaccine appointments beginning today, Friday January 22 thru the end of the month. I am also scheduling IL residents in the campus CVS clinics since I originally included them in the report to the CDC and CVS when enrolling in the federal vaccine program. IL residents will receive reminder calls or appointment cards for the date and time to arrive at the Manor House.
If someone has not been scheduled for the vaccine or you have changed your mind and you want the vaccine – please contact the Edenton office. You can also reach out to the Frederick County Health Department to schedule and receive a vaccination by going to this website link COVID-19 Vaccine | Frederick County Health Department, MD (frederickcountymd.gov)
Testing Update –
This week all AL residents and staff tested negative. This has been communicated to the Frederick County Health Dept and I have been informed that our outbreak status may get cleared. As I await more information on that detail, we have begun to relax some of the quarantine room restrictions of AL Residents. We are bringing residents out of their rooms one by one, masked and even offering a meal in the dining room, seated one person per table. We are staggering the rotation for those coming out so that it is at least once per day. Staff members are walking and increasing hallway exercise for those willing to participate and agreeable.
To date, we still must abide by the State of Maryland Health Dept requirements restricting visitation. Should there be any further information that I can get clarified to permit even outside distanced and masked visitation, I will communicate this to all family members and Residents.
Although the good news that vaccinations are beginning and Edenton does not have any positive cases, we can not let our guard down on this virus. Even after getting vaccinated, each person must continue to wear a mask, distance from others and practice good hygiene. The news about the virus mutation and increased risk for transmission should cause everyone to continue to limit their actions, movement, and indoor gatherings.
Should you have any questions about the clinics, testing or other campus activities, please reach out me and I will try to provide you the answers.